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IFN-γ (also known as type II IFN) is a cytokine that is critically involved in antiviral and immunomodulatory effects. IFN-γ activates JAK1 and JAK2, which lead to the phosphorylation and activation of the transcription factor STAT1. Whether and how additional molecules are involved in the process are not fully clear. In this study, we identified(More)
Viral infection triggers activation of the transcription factors NF-κB and IRF3, which collaborate to induce the expression of type I interferons (IFNs) and elicit innate antiviral response. In this report, we identified Krüppel-like factor 4 (KLF4) as a negative regulator of virus-triggered signaling. Overexpression of KLF4 inhibited virus-induced(More)
—In this paper, we analyze the hyperchaotic properties of cellular neural network (CNN) systems based on Lyapunov exponents. A four-step algorithm for selecting the hyperchaotic system is proposed. Firstly, calculate the maximum absolute value of time sequences, which is one of the properties of chaotic system, noted as boundedness. Secondly, check another(More)
STING is a central adaptor in the innate immune response to DNA viruses. However, the manner in which STING activity is regulated remains unclear. We identified iRhom2 ('inactive rhomboid protein 2') as a positive regulator of DNA-virus-triggered induction of type I interferons. iRhom2 deficiency markedly impaired DNA-virus- and intracellular-DNA-induced(More)
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is one of the most common microvascular complication of diabetes mellitus (DM) as well as the main reason resulting in chronic renal failure. Transmembrane protein 16A (TMEM16A) plays an important role in multiple physiological actions. Here we found that it was up-regulated in high-fat diet (HFD)/streptozotocin (STZ)-induced(More)